posted on May, 3 2011 @ 01:06 PM
reply to post by rubbertramp
I can think of quite a few very good reasons for assassinating him but before I go into it I want to point out something that I think has been over
looked on the ATS threads so far. America has just carried out state sanctioned assassination using intelligence operatives and military personnel in
a foreign sovereign territory, this is a massive breach of international law. And that is why they “should” have taken him alive, even though
kidnapping him would have still be illegal. However I agree with assassinating him, and this is why.
Contrary to what you have said in your OP, he most probably would have no valuable intelligence of any current Al’Qa’ida operations. He had no
operational control over Al’Qa’ida or any of it’s splinter groups even if he did they wouldn’t tell him anything because he was always at a
high risk of getting captured and so distancing him form operational matters would have made sense. So because they wouldn’t have found out about
future plans, weapons sore’s and finances there would have been very little point in interrogating him.
Also think about the troubles of getting KSM to trial, could you imagine just now difficult that would have been with OBL. Then think of the up roar
in America when the discovered that he was not going to be tried for 9/11 but for the 1998 bombings. The problems with putting him up on trial would
be immense when one looks at the case of KSM. Taking out the legal aspect of this, what about security in guarding him security during trials and so
on it was just much easier to get it over and done with quickly.
The CIA have always said that he would never be taken alive, he was always going to be assassinated and for good reason.